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What is your plan to address the mounting student loan debt crisis?

I am 32, and my friends and I have significant loan payments. Others are struggling more - what will you do to help us achieve "The American Dream?" We were told college education was the first step.

Submitted by: Amanda J. from AZ
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Issue area: Education
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What will you do as President to fend off the privatization of public education?

Corporations and billionaires are using their influence to control the agenda of public education, using gimmicks instead of research-based methods, and ending local control of schools..

Submitted by: Adam S. from NY
Sept. 29, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Issue area: Education
5208

How will you expand and enhance career and technical education programs?

By 2020, there will be 22 million job openings that require a postsecondary certificate, some college or an associate degree, and employers report an inadequately trained workforce to meet this need.

Submitted by: Jarrod N. from VA
Oct. 4, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Issue area: Education
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Do you support returning control of our schools to parents and local communities

Common Core standards are one-size-fits-all mandates imposed from Washington, DC which limit the ability of states and localities to control curriculum decisions.

Submitted by: Tyler W. from PA
Oct. 4, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Issue area: Education
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How do you plan to deal with college tuition?

I am a sophomore in high school, so being that I will be graduating in two years I was wondering how you plan to deal with college tuition?

Submitted by: Nick D. from NJ
Sept. 28, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Issue area: Education
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What is your plan to improve early childhood education in this country?

Research has shown the emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become.

Submitted by: Andy B. from PA
Sept. 29, 2016, 9:36 a.m.
Issue area: Education
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Will you work to get corporations out of public education?

If elected, will you work to get corporate influence out of public education decision making process, and work to raise the voice of educators and students that are most affected by these decisions?

Submitted by: Melissa T. from NJ
Oct. 8, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
Issue area: Education
2053

Do you believe that the cost of higher education is out of control?

Going to college is very expensive, and the majority of people graduating are deep in (college) debt. How do you plan on addressing the issue?

Submitted by: Cat N. from CA
Oct. 8, 2016, 11:04 p.m.
Issue area: Education
1359

What actions will you take to ensure that all schools have adequate funding?

Most schools have to fundraise just to afford classroom supplies like paper. How can we prepare students for the world with new technology when we don't have the basics?

Submitted by: Lindsay K. from CA
Oct. 8, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
Issue area: Education
1914

How does state-testing through ESSA help or harm students and schools?

NCLB, ESSA, and Common Core have drawn bipartisan support and criticism for using high-stakes testing. Where do you stand, and what would best serve at-risk students and students with disabilities?

Submitted by: Natalie L. from NY
Sept. 27, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Issue area: Education
1965

What are your thoughts on the Common Core State Standards?

Education is at the core of developing a prosperous nation. The CCSS are at the core of the American education system.

Submitted by: Sam C. from NJ
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:03 a.m.
Issue area: Education
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Do you believe a course in High School about The Constitution should be required

More should be done to teach young students about our founding documents: The Constitution & The Declaration of Independence; about our Founders, The Enlightenment, and Liberty.

Submitted by: Vivian M. from CA
Sept. 28, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Issue area: Education
1335

What is your vision and what steps would you take to improve our public schools?

As a retired school teacher and administrator, I have seen many programs come and go and others recycle. I am a firm believer in a public school system that offers a rigorous/fair education to all.

Submitted by: Kay P. from FL
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Issue area: Education
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What will you do to promote the advantages of vocational/trade schools

Many businesses cannot find qualified skilled workers to fill positions. Vocational/trade schools can fill that void, and at a lower cost to students.

Submitted by: Karen G. from IN
Oct. 5, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Issue area: Education
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Being a student, I was wondering your stance on students getting free education?

Certain people are privileged enough to receive college tuition. Do you believe the right decision would be to increase government funding so every student gets free college education?

Submitted by: Chloe A. from NJ
Sept. 29, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Issue area: Education
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How will you address gross inequalities students experience in public schools?

Please explain what your first steps will be to close the achievement gap and make public school an equal starting point for all children, regardless of zip code or race.

Submitted by: Hayley D. from VA
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Issue area: Education
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Do you support free college for illegal immigrants?

Taxpayers spend per year on illegal immigrants $113 billion on handouts, housing, tuition, ebt cards, welfare and etc. We spend only $108 billion on our education. Time to put Americans over illegals.

Submitted by: Michael M. from MA
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Issue area: Education
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How would you improve the current childcare system in the U.S?

Research shows that providing a nurturing environment for kids in early childhood leads to better outcomes.How would you decrease the cost of quality care for families but retain qualified caretakers?

Submitted by: Abby S. from IA
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
Issue area: Education
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Submitted by: Nicholas E. from NY
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
Issue area: Education
1008

How do you plan to fix the serious gap in education between the US and Europe?

European countries as a whole, and individually, rank much higher than the US in terms of Education. Why do you think this is? Are we approaching education the wrong way? How can we fix it?

Submitted by: Cameron B. from VA
Oct. 6, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Issue area: Education
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Teacher turnover is at an all time high. What will you do you support teachers.

Teacher turnover is at an all time high. Fewer people are wanting to become teachers. Teachers are using their own money to purchase supplies for their students and classrooms.

Submitted by: Michael S. from VA
Oct. 4, 2016, 10:17 p.m.
Issue area: Education
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What are your plans for public schools who are not receiving enough support?

With more charter schools popping up, the public school system is taking a monetary hit. Teachers are working harder and need the supplies to keep up with technology.

Submitted by: Nicole M. from FL
Oct. 5, 2016, 10:02 a.m.
Issue area: Education
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Will you give students back their right to declare bankruptcy on student debt?

In 1998, President Clinton gave banks absolute control over students by making student loans the only type of debt that one cannot declare bankruptcy on. This was part of the 1998 HEA.

Submitted by: Ivan A. from MO
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Issue area: Education
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If we have "free" college tuition, who actually pays for it?

It seem that promising free tuition is just shifting the burden.

Submitted by: Matt M. from AZ
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:01 p.m.
Issue area: Education
473

Why are immigrants getting so much financial aid for college?

As a middle class college student, I am forced to pay the full tuition while immigrants are getting almost a full ride because of their status. How is this fair?

Submitted by: Caleb D. from RI
Sept. 29, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Issue area: Education

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